Schloss Bruneck Burg Winter
Schloss Bruneck Burg Winter

Brunico Castle

Brunico Castle is an episcopal castle in the heart of the Val di Pusteria and houses the MMM Ripa.

Brunico Castle lies on the top of the hill that dominates Brunico, the city on the Rienza river. In the middle of the 13th century , the bishop of Bressanone, Bruno von Kirchberg, commissioned the building of the castle in order to protect his lands in the Val Pusteria, laying the foundations for the town of Brunico.

The interiors of the castle host numerous emblems of the bishops who lived here: Albert von Enna (1323-1326), Ulrich Putsch (1427-1437), Andreas of Austria (1591-1600) or the bishops of Spaur and Welsperg. All of them contributed to the building of the castle, either by extending or restoring it. Unfortunately, many of the frescos in the rooms and halls of the castle are poorly preserved.

In July 2011 the fifth Messner Mountain Museum was opened at Brunico Castle: MMM Ripa. Its interactive collection mainly focuses on the everyday culture of mountain people like Sherpas, Indios, Tibetans, Mongols and Hunzas.

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Opening times

  • Wed 30 Nov closed
  • Thu 01 Dec closed
  • Fri 02 Dec closed
  • Sat 03 Dec closed
  • Sun 04 Dec closed
  • Mon 05 Dec closed
  • Tue 06 Dec closed

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MMM Ripa - winter 2022/23 (12/07/2022 - 04/25/2023)

  • Mon 12:00 - 18:00
  • Tue closed
  • Wed 12:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 12:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 12:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 12:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 12:00 - 18:00

Immaculate Conception 2022 (12/08/2022) 12:00 - 18:00

Christmas' Eve 2022 (12/24/2022) closed

Christmas 2022 (12/25/2022) closed

Boxing Day 2022 (12/26/2022) 12:00 - 18:00

New Year's Eve 2022 (12/31/2022) 12:00 - 18:00

New Year 2023 (01/01/2023) 12:00 - 18:00

Epiphany 2023 (01/06/2023) 12:00 - 18:00

Easter 2023 (04/09/2023) 12:00 - 18:00

Easter Monday 2023 (04/10/2023) 12:00 - 18:00

Liberation Day 2023 (04/25/2023) 12:00 - 18:00

Admission

MMM Ripa:
€ 14.00 adults
€ 12.00 students
€ 12.00 seniors 65+
€ 12.00 groups (more than 15 persons)
€ 12.00 people with disabilities
€ 6.00 children and young people (6-18 years)
€ 32.00 family ticket (2 adults with children under 14 years)
€ 18.00 family ticket (1 adult with children under 14 years)

free for children under 6 years
free with the museumobil Card

MMM Tour-Ticket - one visit each to the 6 MMM:
€ 55.00 adults
€ 45.00 students
€ 45.00 seniors 65+
€ 45.00 groups (more than 15 persons)
€ 45.00 people with disabilities
€ 25.00 children and young people (6-18 years)
€ 125.00 family ticket (2 adults with children under 14 years)
€ 65.00 family ticket (1 adult with children under 14 years)

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The MMM Ripa stays open also in summer, the summer season 2023 will start on May 14.

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